Iron Hour Transitions to Yoga Sculpt!

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The Iron Hour class you know and love is about to get even better and a lot more challenging! 

Beginning Nov. 1, we’re rebranding this strength-based workout as Yoga Sculpt.

Yoga Sculpt still incorporates light hand weights (maybe even a little more!), cardio and core work for maximum calorie-burning effect.

Instead of targeting the same muscles over and over, sequences will change regularly so you’ll never hit that dreaded plateau.

It’s a total body workout designed to sculpt every major muscle group by combining yoga postures with weights and cardio. It’s a great balance of strength, conditioning and vinyasa flow!

We feel that Yoga Sculpt more appropriately describes this class and the effects it’s designed to have on your body. And we can’t wait for you to experience the difference.

Yoga Sculpt will be offered on Sundays and Thursdays at 8:15 a.m. The first one is THIS Sunday, Nov. 1. Don’t miss it!

2020 Challenge Update: Three More Months to Go!

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You know how challenging it can be to stick to a routine, and when you manage to make it happen, you feel inspired and accomplished. 

Well, we definitely feel inspired by this dedicated group of yogis who have made it through 75 percent of our 2020 Renew You Challenge.

In this special year-long challenge, students must take 20 classes a month (or average 20 classes a month for the year). 

Those who successfully complete it will be entered into a drawing to win the grand prize of an annual membership or one of two Fitbit fitness trackers we’ll be giving away.

We’ll also be awarding all 2020 challengers a long-sleeved Dri-Fit pullover featuring the studio and challenge logos.

Congratulations to the following who now have the end in sight:

Audrey Williamson, 31
Candice Cravins, 30
Sheri Granberry, 30
Robert Carlock, 28
Mendy Bornfleth, 25
Paula Brown, 21
Jennifer Irizarry, 21
Tyloria Crenshaw, 20
Michelle Ryan, 20

If you’ve gotten a late start on the challenge or you missed a month here or there, there is still time to get in on some great prizes! 

Anyone who completes at least 20 classes a month will receive an entry into a separate drawing. That’s one entry for EVERY month of at least 20 classes!

Keep up the great work!

We’re Turning 10! Come Celebrate With Us!

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We’re turning 10! Can you believe it’s been a whole decade since original hot yoga came to Mobile?

Of course, the name has changed a couple of times since 2010, but what hasn’t changed is our commitment to teaching the original hot yoga 26 & 2 sequence, which is a healing, therapeutic practice intended to maintain and restore natural range of motion.

Today, Sterling offers even more classes, like Inferno Hot Pilates (we’re the ONLY studio in town that does!), Iron Hour, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga and other special offerings. 

The great thing is that all of these classes work together to support your total wellness, and at Sterling, you can get all of them in one convenient place.

We’re so passionate about the yoga and Pilates that we offer that we thought what better way to celebrate our big milestone by sharing it with YOU! Between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15, we’re inviting new students to take up to two FREE classes on us. That’s it!

Come check us out and see what makes us different from other studios in town. Please book your spot in class in advance online. 

We continue to follow safety protocols that require us to limit our class sizes. Thank you for your understanding!

We can’t wait to meet you and give you a virtual high five (or ten?) and welcome you into our yoga community!

Classes Transition to Livestream Only with Threat of Hurricane Sally

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Hurricane Sally is in the Gulf of Mexico and is gaining strength before it makes landfall along the coast.

We are keeping an eye on the storm and making what we feel are necessary precautions for the safety of our staff and students.

Beginning tonight, Monday, Sept. 14, we will offer livestreaming classes ONLY at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. This temporary change will affect ALL classes on Tuesday, Sept. 15 as well. 

If you have already signed up to participate in studio for those classes affected, we will register you for the livestreaming option so you will receive the link to join the class online. 

Our staff will be teaching from the safety of their homes, and we encourage you to join us online if you are able. 

Thank you for your continued support of Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness. We are just as committed to making the yoga and Pilates practices we offer to you available to help you take care of yourself despite challenges that may arise.

Please remain aware of the weather conditions over the next several days and stay safe!

2020 Labor Day Schedule Announced

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We work hard at Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness to create the kind of yoga and Pilates experience you deserve, and we love what we do!

But we need a break every now and then, and we know rest is good for the body, mind and soul. So we’re offering an abbreviated holiday schedule on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7.

Join us for one (or both!) of these classes:

8:15 a.m. – Inferno Hot Pilates

10 a.m. – Original Hot 90

Please enjoy the rest of the day off with your families and friends, and we’ll look forward to seeing you Tuesday, Sept. 8 when we resume our regular schedule.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Myrtle Delgado Brings Baptiste Power Flow to Sterling!

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Myrtle Delgado was a devoted runner, but injuries and physical therapy led her to consider other options. Three years ago, she found Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness and took her first yoga class.

“I was skeptical of the whole yoga “thing,” but knew I needed a change and wow, what a change!” she said. “The physical demands of yoga were very real and yet maybe most surprising for me were the mental and spiritual benefits that accompany this practice. During a 60- or 90-minute class the mind can quiet and things become clear.”

Myrtle credits these personal discoveries with leading her to Fish Tree Yoga Studio in Pensacola, where she earned an RYT-200 Hour certification in February 2020 with Jan Atkins. 

“This is when I learned and fell in love with the Baptiste Power Yoga!” she said. “The class is super-challenging on multiple levels. It is a vinyasa flow combining strength and balance through chaturangas, standing poses, forward bends, hip openers, introduction to back bends, arm balances and inversions all of which result in workout strengthening and toning the whole body! All the while it soothes the mind, bringing a calm and peace…”

Myrtle taught her first public class last Saturday, but if you missed it, you can join her Saturday, Aug. 22 at 2:30 p.m. for another power yoga class.

If you’re skeptical or prefer Inferno Hot Pilates or Bikram, that’s OK. Myrtle just encourages you to try it and see what you think. She was skeptical in the beginning too, but look at her now!

Reserve your spot online and be prepared for a challenging, but rewarding class this weekend.

Nicole Ewing Begins Teaching Inferno Hot Pilates This Week!

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We’re so excited to bring Nicole Ewing on board as our newest Inferno Hot Pilates teacher!

You may have taken her Vinyasa Flow classes at Sterling, and we know she is going to bring the same energy and enthusiasm to our popular bootcamp-style workout class.

Nicole takes the podium on Friday, Aug. 14 at 8:15 a.m. for the first time teaching Inferno Hot Pilates at Sterling. If you can’t make that class, you can catch her Saturday, Aug. 15 at the same time!

Nicole is a certified personal trainer and an E-RYT-200 yoga teacher (meaning she has more than 1,000 teaching hours!), and she is always interested in learning more about new styles of yoga and movement.

We believe she is going to be a great addition to our team, and we hope you do too. Welcome to your new role at Sterling, Nicole!

Gravity Yoga Pop-Up Class Returns Sunday, Aug. 23

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Feeling stuck in your practice? Maybe it’s a stiff back, locked-up hips, tight hamstrings or tight shoulders.
The first Gravity Yoga class was such a success that we’re doing it again! Join Michelle Ryan on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 4:30 p.m. for a new type of class that will help you utilize the science of passive stretching to effectively change your body, improve your posture and increase your range of motion. 
Gravity Yoga is a mat-based, targeted mobility training method that has helped students all over the world improve their flexibility and move better.

Included in active Sterling memberships, but drop-ins welcome at a special rate herePlease reserve your spot as we continue to limit our class sizes.

Sunday’s class will be another pop-up class designed to gauge your interest in this style. If you have any questions prior to this class, please ask Michelle or contact her for more information!

Hot Vinyasa Fusion Has Been a HIT! Have You Tried It?

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Looking for a class that combines the best of Bikram Yoga AND the best of vinyasa flow? We’ve got it! Hot Vinyasa Fusion has been a hit so far, and we’re bringing it back Monday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. 

This class begins with several rounds of chaturangas, stretches and even some original hot yoga postures mixed in. Then it transitions to some balancing poses and floor work that will be very familiar if you practice the 26 and 2 regularly. It’s heated to about 100 degrees, so you will still work up a good sweat!

The original hot yoga sequence helps maintain and restore natural range of motion, but it is sometimes criticized for not having much of a focus on the upper body or hip openers. That’s where Hot Vinyasa Fusion comes in!

If you’ve tried it and loved it, Monday is your chance to practice it again. If you haven’t taken it yet, Monday is your chance to try it.

We’re looking at keeping this class on the schedule once a month on Mondays based on your feedback and attendance support, so please let us know what you think!

2020 Challenge Update: July Challengers Still in the Race!

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Even in the midst of such unusual times, a regular yoga practice has remained a constant for our 2020 Renew You challengers. No matter whether you’re participating in this challenge, a regular yoga practice is a great way to stay grounded, centered and focused!

These yogis have been showing up on their mats regularly now for over half of 2020. What an accomplishment!

Congratulations to the following:

Robert Carlock, 42
Sheri Granberry, 27
Audrey Williamson, 26
Mendy Bornfleth, 24
Paula Brown, 22
Candice Cravins, 20
Michelle Ryan, 21
Tyloria Crenshaw, 20 

Everyone who completes (or averages) 20 classes a month in 2020 will be entered into a drawing to win the grand prize of an annual membership or one of two Fitbit fitness trackers we’ll be giving away. We’ll also be awarding all 2020 challengers a long-sleeved Dri-Fit pullover featuring the studio and challenge logos.

If you’ve gotten a late start on the challenge or you missed a month here or there, there is still time to get in on some great prizes! Anyone who completes at least 20 classes a month will receive an entry into a separate drawing. That’s one entry for EVERY month of at least 20 classes!

Keep up the great work, everyone!